I was in fourth grade when I became four-eyed. I wore glasses every day until eighth grade when I got my first pair of contacts. I wore contacts for more than half my life until my eyes couldn't bear the irritation and then started wearing glasses again almost every day.
For years I dreamed of getting my eyes corrected surgically. I discussed it…Continue
I know what you're saying. What? But you've always been so satisfied with Medtronic's customer service, Elizabeth! What could they have done to drive you to the point of a total meltdown?
Well, this is what.
In February, I put Eric on MaineCare. Because I do not trust Maine's governor, who seems hell-bent on slashing MaineCare to the bone, I maintained his Anthem policy as well, using what's left of my savings to pay the monthly premium. My thinking was that MaineCare…Continue
I am 45 years old and have been a Type 1 Diabetic for 28 years. I am on the insulin pump. My question is , do any of you ladies who are possibly going through pre-menopause,have more issues in controlling your blood sugars at times? I asked my endocrinologist and he thinks that it is because I've been diabetic for so long that I have scar tissue so my sites aren't absorbing as well. Not long ago if I had a high blood sugar reading I would cover it with my pump and it would go down…
Week TWO of the No Sugar Added® Poetry contest closed last Thursday, and our panel of expert judges have chosen three wonderful winners and two honorable mentions! Check out the great work below, and congratulations to our second round of winners!!
Our winners this week…Continue
Just got back from a surf trip in Nicaragua. Overall, the trip was amazing but I had trouble with lows. I'm not sure why perhaps from all the energy I was exerting while surfing. I did adjust my dosing for increased activity level but I still went low as low as 24. One night while waiting for dinner I felt like I was starting to go low but thought I could hold out for dinner. Dinner finally arrived and I began eating only to have a seizure seemingly out of nowhere. Two nights later, I had…Continue
I find I often wrestle with feeling unseen living with type 1 diabetes. Then I had an encounter a few days ago with someone for whom I can't imagine what this disease is like.
I took my weekly walk to Trader Joe and as life sometimes serves up unexpected connections I found the woman behind the cash register has a son with type 1 diabetes. She told me that because she read the logo on the jacket I was wearing. I won that jacket 20 years ago doing a JDRF Walk for the…Continue
The No Sugar Added® Poetry contest is off to a fantasticstart this year! Our very first week saw 46 beautiful, inspiring and evocative submissions. This is truly a gifted community :)
Our winners this week
1st place: "Job Posting", by Leanne
2nd place: "The…Continue
As most of you know, the illustrator of TheGirlsGuidetoDiabetes.com is my youngest sister Ana, who has had type 1 diabetes for 18 years now. She is a Junior at James Madison University studying studio art. Ana is wondering if we, the DOC could help her out for an art project involving diabetes advocacy. She needs:
-One statement describing one of the hardest things about living with diabetes.
-One statement describing something positive that diabetes has taught…Continue
Added by Sysy Morales on April 16, 2012 at 6:23am — No Comments
Hi Everyone :)
I hope you are all well. I just wanted to shed a bit of positivity. I know a lot of people have seen me struggle, so i believe it is my job to also motivate everyone in the way they have for me :)
I am currently doing full time University and two causal jobs. I have assignments coming out of my ears and some of my circumstances at the moment are driving me absolutely insane. And all of this combined would usually send my diabetes to the fiery depths of hell. BUT.…Continue
Hey all, it's been literally years since I've been on here. In all honesty, I'm a little embarrassed it's been so long. I guess this is me screaming for help. =) Guys I have been an absolute wreck for the last 11 years. lol And having kids has just kind of made it easier to ignore.Since I get to focus on them instead of me. =) Which I love, but now am paying for not paying more attention to me. So guys, I am in need of some HUGE help. It's like starting from scratch, the day I was diagnosed.…Continue
I know my blogs, especially lately, are a “tad” sappy; but then I suppose that is me. I must warn you that this entry will fall squarely into the “sappiness” category; yet, it is a story I must share.
After posting last week’s ‘Nikki’s 9th Live-a-Betes’ video, I decided to share it with my class (I guess I never…Continue
I've been stressing like crazy trying to keep my school work stellar, my dancing strong and blood sugars steady these days. Lucky for me I came across an amazing Facebook group that took me out of my panic. It's called "Type 1 Diabetes Memes". I highly recommend you check them out. They make new memes every single day!
What is a meme you ask? Well this is what Wikipedia (Most reliable resource on Earth) said "an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a…Continue
Those that know me well here on Tu know that I have been absent the past couple of days. I got some news that threw me for a loop and I had to take some time to get it all internalized.
I have to start dialysis. Hence the name of this blog, D & D, as in Diabetes and Dialysis.
My idea with this blog is not to scare anyone. But if telling all of you about the path I am on and the things that happen makes you take better care of yourself, then I would consider this blog a…Continue
Opens April 6, 2012
HOW TO ENTER
1. Go to the “No-Sugar Added® Poetry” profile page on TuDiabetes.
2. Post your original poem directly on the “No-Sugar Added Poetry” page comment wall. Your Submission can be as creative as you like within the Submission Guidelines mentioned below. You may enter a maximum of one (1) poem per…
Today is Day One of the Wego Health Writer’s Challenge. The prompt for today is “Pretend you’re making a time capsule of you & your health focus that won’t be opened until 2112. What’s in it? What would people think of it when they found it?”
The first thing that I thought of when I read the prompt was the song In the Year 2525. Of course I had to find a YouTube video and stick that in here so you are singing that song along…Continue